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Auton Family History

Auton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Aveton Giffard in Devon meaning ‘farm by the River Avon’ from the river name Avon + Old English tūn ‘settlement’. The later manorial suffix Giffard is derived from Walter Giffard who held the manor in 124 English: variant of Alton and Oldton (for which see Alton ). Altered form of Auten a surname of Dutch origin. In some cases possibly also French: variant of Authon a habitational name from any of several places in France named Authon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Aiton, Acton, Aston, Luton, Alton, Axton, Dalton, Caton, Marton

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Where is the Auton family from?

You can see how Auton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Auton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Auton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 149 Auton families living in Yorkshire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Auton's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Auton families in 1891.
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What did your Auton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Auton. 50% of Auton men worked as a Motor Driver and 88% of Auton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Auton were General Farm Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Motor Driver
    50%
  • General Farm Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Auton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Auton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 968 immigration records available for the last name Auton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 926 military records available for the last name Auton. For the veterans among your Auton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Auton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Auton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Auton in 1948 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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